Fall from overhead crane.
NIOSH 1996 May; :1-4
A 54 year-old maintenance worker fell approximately 24 feet from an indoor overhead crane in a steel manufacturing plant. He landed on a large roll of steel and fractured his skull. He was performing troubleshooting on the crane at the time of the incident. No fall protection was in use at the time of the incident. The Nebraska Department of Labor investigator concluded that to prevent future similar occurrences: 1. Employers and employees should ensure appropriate fall protection equipment is worn by all workers who may be exposed to a fall hazard. 2. Employers should consider implementing a spot inspection program to ensure all employees are complying with safety requirements and develop and enforce consequences for noncompliance. 3. Employers should consider storing fall protection equipment in close proximity to areas where it is required.
Region-7; Accident-analysis; Accident-prevention; Accidents; Injuries; Injury-prevention; Traumatic-injuries; Work-operations; Work-analysis; Work-areas; Work-performance; Work-practices; Safety-education; Safety-equipment; Safety-measures; Safety-monitoring; Protective-measures; Personal-protective-equipment; Protective-equipment; Equipment-operators; Personal-protection; Maintenance-workers; Steel-industry
Field Studies; Fatality Assessment and Control Evaluation
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National Institute for Occupational Safety and Health
Nebraska Department of Labor